Artists Showcase Work Under the Spreading Walnut Tree

By KBJR News 1

September 23, 2012 Updated Sep 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM CDT

Two Harbors, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- Dozens of artists showcased their best pieces in Two harbors this weekend at the 18th annual Under the Spreading Walnut Tree art festival.

The two day event on the grounds of the P.K. Anderson House drew 25 artists from as far as North Dakota
Each artist showcased their fine art, ranging in the form of paintings, drawings, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, textiles and wood.

About 18 years ago, Jeannie Gainer started the fine arts festival by hand picking artists to be in the show.

At the age of 89 she turned the organization over to Terry and Christine Williams of the Twin Cities.

They say each year they see fine art and meet artists who help to rejuvenate their passion for the arts.

"We come up here to show our work as well as the other artists that you see right now. It's one of the best shows we have,” Terry Williams said. “We have maybe 35 shows a year. It's definitely the most fun place to be and the most festive for the arts."

Crowds were also entertained by folk music played by Thea Ennen of River Falls Wisconsin.